If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
The Club's Summer Handicap Series is a hugely popular fixture in the calendar
with Club regulars and guests. Races are staged on the first
Wednesday of each month from April through to September. Seventy-five members
and guests ran in the first race on 2 April,
the event being won for the ladies by Clare Weir, and
for the men by newcomer Michael Krukov. Despite the
air pollution advisory eight runners scored PB's.
The next race is on Wednesday 7 May.
More details Results of Race 1
Postal entries are now being taken for the Club's major competition event.
Now in it's twelfth edition the 2014 race has chosen to work with the children's
charity Zoë's Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supports the Allesley
Festival and Allesley Scouts.
Online entries open next week.
Training for a 10k?
Sunday morning training sessions focussed on 10k races, particularly the
Northbrook 10k but also with the Two Castles in mind, will start up on Sunday 20 April.
Setting out at 9am from the Jag Club, the structure will depend on numbers and mix of abilities.
If you have a heartrate monitor bring it to the first session. Routes may include some off-road work.
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 7 April.
Runner of the Month
March: A bottle of wine to Paul Robbins,
voted Runner of the Month for recent PB's at various distances.
Previous Runners of the Month
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
Looking for a running event a bit out of the ordinary, offering a particular challenge, is especially scenic or maybe in some remote or interesting location? Then check out the event details sent in to us from time to time by other cubs wanting your entries.
Northbrook in the Spotlight on CWR
As part of their focus on Sport Relief, the BBC's local radio station CWR invited Northbrook's Mark Baker to talk about the Club on the Vic Minett show on Monday 3 March.
Northbrook Awards Night
Some interesting and innovative outfits made their appearance at the black
& white themed Northbrook Awards night on Saturday 18 January.
The casually but suitably bedecked Club President Bob Awcock presented
the awards at the Jaguar Sports & Social Club.
Awards and photos ...
Northbrook Eggheads In Cracking Form
A team of Northbrook eggheads finished 2nd out of 30 teams in a quiz hosted at Massey Ferguson's Social Club on Saturday 11 January, after the Wyken Croft cross country race. Members of Sphinx AC helped to write the quiz questions, and many other clubs and friends attended on the night. The Northbrook team of Bob Adams, Mark Baker, Richard Cawley, Richard Hands and Damian Pharoah tested their knowledge on a wide range of subjects. Over £1100 was raised for charity at an excellent event.
Northbrook played hosts to the 4th and final race in this season's
Birmingham League cross-country race at Coundon Hall Park on
8 February and provided a demanding course in very windy conditions.
Despite an excellent turnout, the hosts finished 16th on
the day and ended up in the relegation zone by finishing in 17th
Northbrook willl join local rivals Sphinx AC and Massey Ferguson in Division 3 in the 2014/2015 series.
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. In the final standings Amanda Deavy
heads the ladies' table and Martin Winch
narrowly heads the men's listing, with only 7 points separating the top
three. John Wilson
tops the MV40 table and Pete Fellows finished in a commanding
position at the top of the MV50 table. Amanda Deavy
and Sarah McNaney
top the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2013
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles
10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2013 series, Northbrook's Aimee Morse finished 2nd L20, Amanda Deavy 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 1st MV55 and Anne Hughes 3rd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 4th; Northbrook Men in 5th.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
Get the latest issue
of the WCAA Newsletter
Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions
Current Northbrook club diary of club running events
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.